Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I Love You to the Moon and Back

Today I stumbled upon a YouTube video of a song Taylor Swift wrote for a little four-year-old boy named Ronan, who died of cancer.  Ronan's mother has a blog and Taylor Swift had been reading it and decided to write a song as a tribute to this mother and son. 

This song reminds me so much of my two little boys who love race cars and dinosaurs. I love to see my little guys playing together and hearing Buster's little voice calling Ryan "Ry Ry." My big kids went back to school last week and I have had a lot of time with these little guys.  Don't get me wrong..there are times when I want to pull my hair out.  Like when I find Buster's room like this:

And when I find them lounging in my brand new (off limits) chair and looking like orphans: 

But then they hug and kiss me and say "love you mama" and I melt.  I was just telling my mom that my favorite thing about Buster is hearing the pitter patter of his little bare feet in the hall.

Both of my little guys are so sweet.  Ryan helped me make lasagna and says the sweetest prayers.  It melts my heart.  Today they "got naked" outside when they were playing with the water and I couldn't get mad because they were so cute.  I wish I looked that cute naked. 

Anyway, Taylor Swift is so talented and I love her music.  In this song she says "I love you to the moon and back" and it made me cry because I always say that to my kids.  As bad as divorce is, it doesn't touch losing a child.  I am so grateful to not be in that club.  My heart goes out to any parent who has ever had to go through something that heartbreaking.  I also love this line in the song.  "Maybe the miracle was even getting one moment with you."  Such a hopeful way to look at losing someone so young.

"C'mon baby with me, we're gonna fly away from here"
"You were my best four years."

Take a listen. Prepare to cry.


GNB said...

Your kids are so photogenic! Taylor Swift's song is great, but as time goes on you will value this post more for the snapshot in time that it shows your two boys than for Taylor Swift's musical stylings.

Liz said...

Thanks.....I'm sniffing up tears as I eat lunch with my 2 babies. I don't appreciate them enough. Your boys are yummy!

The Mostess said...

I could never have made it through that song without breaking down in tears.

I love your boys, and I'm so glad they love up on you so much. They know they've got a good thing in you!

Naked tushies are the best.

Kimmie said...

ok...we are obviously on the same wave length today! i just listened to and watched that same video this morning, Taylor Swift is so amazing! if you want more tears, go watch and listen to this. http://vimeo.com/32950978
gets me every time. especially when i think about easton.

Ashley said...

I am crying at the lyrics, I dare not watch the video til I am in a more sound emotional state.

Ryan's got a fantastic behind!

The DeVito's said...

Your boys are so cute! I listened to the first 2 seconds of that song and couldn't handle it. Heart breaking!

Linda said...

I was crying before the video. . .watching didn't help. Of course, I had been under a general anesthetic today, so who knows where my emotions were. But just looking at those adorable little boys (bums & all) and thinking about every one of my perfect grandkids (I didn't say kids) makes me cry.

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Em said...

A friend posted this video on fb and I honestly thought I could watch it w/o getting emotional but I was wrong. T-Swift's got the touch.

I LOVE that photo of adorable Ryan and Buster sitting happily on the off-limits chair. Nothing says "sit on that" more than "don't sit that."

Natalie said...

I downloaded that song unheard because someone said it was a good one. Bad idea in my current condition ;) I've been crying for weeks. There is a kid in my nursery class named Ronan and I can't even look at him.